India Vietnam Relations: A new dimension is going to be added to the defense relations between India and Vietnam. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who is going on a three-day (June 8-10) visit to Vietnam, will present 12 high speed boats to Vietnam. These boats will be used by Vietnam as the protection of its Maritime Boundaries. Let us tell you that Vietnam has been having maritime dispute with China for a long time.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Defense announced a three-day official visit of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, saying that he is going to the South-East Asian country at the invitation of Vietnam’s National Defense Minister, General Phan Van Giang. During this, the Defense Ministers of both the countries will participate in bilateral talks and review defense cooperation as well as explore new possibilities to further strengthen defense ties. According to the Defense Ministry, the Defense Ministers of both the countries will also deliberate on regional and global issues of common interest.
Rajnath Singh to meet Vietnam President and PM
During his visit, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will meet both the Prime Minister and the President of Vietnam. They will also visit the capital Hanoi as well as Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chinh Min. He will also pay tribute by visiting the mausoleum of Ho Chinh Min, the former president of Vietnam and his father-in-law.
During Rajnath Singh’s visit to Vietnam, all eyes will be on Hong Ha Shipyard where the Defense Minister will hand over 12 high speed boats to the Vietnam Navy. These boats have been built by L&T Company with the help of a $100 million Defense Line of Credit (LoC) given by India to Vietnam.
2016 Boat making agreement in
The agreement to make these boats was signed by the Prime Minister in the year 2016. Narendra Modi happened during his visit to Vietnam. During that time a strategic partnership was established between the two countries. According to the statement of the Ministry of Defense, the project of giving 12 boats to Vietnam fulfills the growing defense industry between the two countries and PM Modi’s dream of self-reliant India, Make in India and Make for the world.
Rajnath Singh will visit Vietnam’s army training center
During his visit, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will also visit the training center of the Vietnam Army. Apart from this, the Defense Minister will also inaugurate the Army Software Park at the Telecommunication University of Vietnam for which India had given a grant of 5 million US dollars. Rajnath Singh will also participate in the community program organized by the Embassy of India in Vietnam in which people of Indian origin will also participate.
Let us tell you that this year 50 years of diplomatic relations between India and Vietnam are being completed. In such a situation, the visit of Defense Minister to Vietnam becomes very important, because Defense Cooperation, Common Military Exercises, Defense Dialogue and cooperation between the Navies is a strong bond between the two countries. is the basis. A comprehensive strategic partnership has also been established between India and Vietnam since 2016.